There are many reasons why people come for therapy. Depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, relationship problems, identity, anger issues - these can all cause unbearable difficulties, pain and misery in our lives. I have worked with people with all of these issues and more, and I have come to believe that regardless of their reasons for seeking counselling, each person brings with them their own unique set of qualities that can help or hinder them in their attempts to navigate through the difficult periods in their lives. In my opinion, you are not a set of symptoms, a diagnosis or a type of problem. We are all just people trying to work out how to live our lives as best we can in the circumstances that are presented to us. My role is to help you find your own way.
Frequency of Sessions
Most people have sessions on a weekly basis - the regularity means that issues can be worked on in a focussed and consistent way, and it can be comforting to know that whatever happens outside the sessions, there is a space to be heard and to reflect on things. If weekly sessions are not possible for you, I also have some fortnightly or monthly slots.
Another way we can work together is on a one-at-a-time basis: you have a session, then contact me again when you would like to book in another one, allowing maximum flexibility to fit around your other commitments.
I also offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), which consists of 16 weekly sessions. We can of course discuss which approach would be best for you. You can find out more about DIT here.
The fee for sessions varies, depending on which of the options above you choose. We can discuss this further in our initial email/call.